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Thread began 2/23/2015 8:15 am by info4753 | Last modified 8/10/2015 2:43 pm by info4753 | 980 views | 9 replies


Hi Jason

I think I have an issue related to this; I have converted most of a site to use mysql_i and all the pages that use this connection display properly. However, pages which use the 'old' connection script do not display properly in Spanish - (or presumably other languages where accents etc are used) - despite the same data from the database being retrieved on the different pages.

I assume this must be a character set issue and am not sure how to set the charset as utf8 in the 'old' connection file.

Currently this is:

# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_connRoSite = "localhost";
$database_connRoSite = "stname";
$username_connRoSite = "uname";
$password_connRoSite = "pwd";
$connRoSite = mysql_pconnect($hostname_connRoSite, $username_connRoSite, $password_connRoSite) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

Any help much appreciated


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